Wrongful Death refers to a legal term used to describe a type of lawsuit that can be filed when someone dies due to another person's or entity's wrongful actions. It is a way for surviving family members to seek compensation for the damages resulting from the loss of their loved one. The damages can include loss of income, loss of companionship, medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States alone, there were 167,127 deaths caused by unintentional injuries in 2018. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if proper safety measures had been taken. Wrongful Death cases can arise from a variety of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, workplace accidents, and more.
While no amount of money can bring back a loved one, seeking compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit can help ease the financial burden on the surviving family members. Our team of professionals understands the emotional and financial toll that wrongful death can take on a family, and we are here to help.
Definition of Wrongful Death
When an individual dies due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional act of another person or entity, it is known as wrongful death. This can occur in a variety of situations, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and more. Wrongful death cases are typically brought forward by the surviving family members of the deceased in order to seek compensation for their loss.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 36,560 fatalities on U.S. roads in 2018 alone. Many of these deaths were the result of negligent or reckless driving, and could potentially be considered wrongful death cases. Similarly, medical errors are responsible for an estimated 250,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.
Wrongful death cases can be complex and emotionally challenging. It is important to seek the guidance of experienced professionals in order to navigate the legal process and receive the compensation you deserve. Our team of wrongful death lawyers has the skills and expertise necessary to help you through this difficult time.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
When it comes to wrongful death cases, there are various types that can occur. One of the most common types is car accidents, which account for approximately 35% of all wrongful death cases. Medical malpractice is another significant cause, responsible for about 25% of all cases. Other types of wrongful death cases can involve workplace accidents, product liability, and even criminal acts.
The emotional and financial toll of losing a loved one can be overwhelming, and that's where our team of professionals can help. We understand the complexity of these cases and are dedicated to seeking justice for our clients. Our goal is to provide the support and guidance needed to navigate the legal process and obtain the compensation our clients deserve.
If you've lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, it's important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Our team is here to provide the compassionate and experienced representation you need during this difficult time. Let us help you get the justice and closure you deserve.